San Diego Police and San Diego County Crime Stoppers are asking for help in identifying the suspects in the burglary of Starlight Theatre in Balboa Park.
The surveillance video released by authorities Friday shows an estimated 40 vehicles arrived at the Starlight Bowl Theater in Balboa Park October 19th to steal items worth thousands of dollars.
Guitars, flat screen televisions, audio equipment and other materials that were stolen were intended for an upcoming auction to help fund renovations to the performing arts theater.
The pack of vehicles pulled into a parking lot next to the Starlight Bowl between 10:45 p.m. and 11:30 p.m according to San Diego Police. In the video, people are seen getting out of the cars and making their way to the theater. Some of the individuals within the group then broke a portion of the chain-link fence surrounding the building and forced the ticket office doors open, police said.
The stolen items were valued at an estimated $28,000. Police said the cost of the damage to the theater itself was unknown.
Anyone with information on the identity or location of the suspects is asked to call SDPD’s Central Division at (619) 744-9533 or the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at (888) 580-8477. Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1,000 reward to anyone with information that leads to an arrest in this case. Visit the Crime Stoppers website at www.sdcrimestoppers.org for more information on how to send anonymous web and mobile app tips.